Advice Definition

Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
American Heritage
Opinion given as to what to do or how to handle a situation; counsel.
Webster's New World
Information communicated; news.
Advices from an ambassador.
American Heritage
Information or report.
Diplomatic advices.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

Origin of Advice

  • Middle English avis, advice from Old French avis from (ester) a vis to seem a to (from Latin ad ad–) vis seen (from Latin vīsum what seems (good)) (from) (neuter past participle of vidēre to see weid- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French avis, from the Old French phrase ce m'est a vis ("in my view"), where vis is from Latin visum, past participle of videre (“to see”). See vision, and confer avise, advise. The unhistoric -d- was introduced in English 15c.

    From Wiktionary

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